This mirror is very similar to one with the same fruiting baskets and guilloche bordered frame with foliate clasps on the cover of Mirrors, by S. Roche, G. Courage, P. Devinoy, New York, 1985. A related mirror to the present lot, attributed to Gustav Precht, is illustrated in Graham Child, World Mirrors, 1650-1900, 1990, p. 297, fig. 678.
The name of Precht is closely associated with the production of mirrors of high quality in Sweden in the early part of the 18th century, and numerous examples are attributed to either Burchardt Precht (d. 1738) or his sons Gustav (d. 1763) and Christian (d. 1779). Originally from Bremen, Burchardt Precht arrived in Stockholm in 1674 to work at Drottningholm Palace and was named carver to the court in 1682. In 1687-88 he travelled to Rome and Paris with the court architect Nicodemus Tessin, a trip which strongly influenced his work and also led to many ecclesiastical commissions. His sons also achieved great success, with Christian becoming an important silversmith in Sweden during the mid-18th century.